Forest Hill, London

suburb of South East London, England

Forest Hill is an area of the London Borough of Lewisham in south London.

Forest Hill

Forest Hill library
Forest Hill is located in Greater London
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Location within Greater London
Population14,854 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ354736
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSE23
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°26′45″N 0°03′11″W / 51.4457°N 0.053°W / 51.4457; -0.053

History change

Like much of London, Forest Hill was only sparsely populated until the mid-19th century. The name Forest Hill, originally simply "The Forest",[2] referred to the woodland which once covered the area[3] and which was a part of the Great North Wood.

References change

  1. "Lambeth Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. Hibbert, C. The London Encyclopedia, Macmillan, p. 304
  3. Field, J. Place names of Greater London, Batsford, 1980, p.49